Thursday, March 29, 2012

#201 - Forevermore

Song - Forevermore
Artist - Kaite Herzig

My friend Andrea just posted this song on facebook and I thought it was adorable! My brother played in basketball when I was a kid and we would often go to day long tournaments and watch him. To keep me entertained my mom would play handslap games with me and this is one we got really good at!

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

#200 - Penny's Song

Song - Penny's Song
Artist - Joss Wheden

Sort of anticlimactic for my 200th song, but I was in a Dr Horrible kind of mood! Not in a horrible mood that is, just in the mood for Dr Horrible.

Monday, March 26, 2012

#199 - Shaving Cream

Song - Shaving Cream
Artist - Benny Bell

Heard this song for the first time at that workshop a few weeks ago, so silly and fun!

Sunday, March 25, 2012

#198 - Oh Comely

Song - Oh Comely
Artist - Neutral Milk Hotel

I have been trying to do this song since Emily and I did a Neutral Milk Hotel song last month. While it's not hard to play, it has definitely been the most vocally challenging song I have done on this blog. His voice is so unique it's hard to even attempt some songs, but I gave this one a shot, hopefully it isn't too bad!

Saturday, March 24, 2012

#197 - Flagpole Sitta

Song - Flagpole Sitta
Artist - Harvey Danger

I now have complete respect for anyone who attempts this at karaoke, those lyrics are HARD!

# 196 - Hear You Me

Song - Hear You Me
Artist - Jimmy Eat World

Here is some high school music for you!

#195 - Tonight You Belong to Me

Song - Tonight you Belong to Me
Artist - Billy Rose

Sometimes when I go out to see my folks my dad will let me play a few songs with him at the restaurants he plays music for in town. I usually feel like I really need to hold back on my voice because the space is small and I don't want to annoy people, but that means you can barely hear us in the video! Also, I need to reign in the theatre face something wicked!

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

#194 - Crazy

Song - Crazy
Artist - Willie Nelson

Sorry if I've already done this one! I know I did Gnarls Barkley "Crazy", but I don't think I've done this one before. Almost to 200! Any requests for song 200?

Sunday, March 18, 2012

#191 - Hot N Cold

Song - Hot N Cold
Artist - Katy Perry

A little teeny bopper music for ya?

Also, I had a super fun weekend, how bout you?

Saturday, March 17, 2012

#190 - Ain't She Sweet

Song - Ain't She Sweet
Artist - Milton Ager

I graduated from college yesterday, more like I just finished up with my classes. No diploma till June and I won't be walking in the ceremony and that's not till June either. I was kind of bummed about the way the anticlimactic way my college career ended, but hey I finished something I started and really is something to be proud of!

As a graduation gift my sweet fiance got me this new ukulele which I absolutely love. He has been so supportive and wonderful throughout our relationship, but definitely since I have been in school. He was always there to listen when I was a crank about a teacher or a project that was due. He would remind me why I started when things got hard and would cheer me on when I did well. He is a tremendous partner and I am so lucky to have him.

But onto the uke! I have been on the look out for an upgrade on my soprano uke, as the little Mahalo is great but leaves something to be desired on tone. This thing is amazing. It's a Kala pacific walnut body and super light with just the best ring to it. I know I have done this song before, but I just really wanted to showcase the sound on the uke, as I think it is just divine!

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

#189 - Till There Was You

Song - Till There Was You
Artist - Meredith Willson

Yeah, I was in the Music Man as a kid, only played Amaryllis, no big deal.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

#188 - Sweet Pea

Song - Sweet Pea
Artist - Amos Lee

I took a class today from Lil Rev at Apple Music and it was really inspiring. I need to work on my strumming patterns a lot! I feel like I have a pretty good grasp on chords progressions, but I really need to work on what to do with my right hand. Thanks Lil Rev!

Here is a short video of him demoing some things he taught us, I really want to get those triplets down!

Sunday, March 11, 2012

#187 - Good Old Mountain Dew

Song - Good Old Mountain Dew
Artist - Bascom Lamar Lunsford

Maybe this was written before Mountain Dew could melt mice carcasses.

Saturday, March 10, 2012

#186 - Pumped Up Kicks

Song - Pumped Up Kicks
Artist - Foster the People

Here is another one of those songs that EVERY ONE with a ukulele has done. I still, however, refuse to do I'm Yours or Somewhere Over the Rainbow/Wonderful World.

Friday, March 9, 2012

#185 - Science Fiction/Double Feature

Song - Science Fiction/Double Feature
Artist - Richard O'Brien

I'm no science fiction buff by any means so I really understood a few of the references in this song...
...until the magic of wikipedia told me the rest!! Now I can impress all of my Rocky Horror friends!
Check it out, it's actually pretty interesting!

Thursday, March 8, 2012

#184 - New Soul

Song - New Soul
Artist - Yael Naïm

Apparently I'm bad at saying "lalala" over and over. Who knew!?

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

#183 - The Cat Came Back

Song - The Cat Came Back
Artist - Harry S. Miller

Ok, I know I say this a lot, but this really might be my new favorite song to play. I love a chord progression that makes me sound like I know what I'm doing.

On a different note, why is this a kids song? That's messed up! I love though that there are 1000000 versus and no matter what source you look at they are a little bit different. People write new topical ones now and then, I think it's great. Let's brainstorm all the horrible ways we can kill a cat!

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

#182 - Ghost Riders in the Sky

Song - Ghost Riders in the Sky
Artist - Stan Jones

This song holds a dear place in my heart because it reminds me a being a kid and listening to the radio show "Ghost Riders in the Sky". That show meant staying up a little later, listening to silly radio dramas, and good music. When you don't watch much TV as a kid a radio show will do just fine!

Monday, March 5, 2012

#181 - The Universe Song

Song - The Universe Song
Artist - Monty Python

Wow, this song took me about a million times to get right and I still think I messed up my millions and billions a few times!

This goes out to my friend Leah, who I really think has the best perspective on our size, place and importance of the universe. She finds this to be a comfort where I think for most people it terrifies the deepest part of their being. I guess being small and unimportant doesn't have to be scary but rather empowering!

Sunday, March 4, 2012

#180 - Hallelujah

Song - Hallelujah
Artist - Leonard Cohen

As we draw close to reaching almost 200 videos I feel like I'm kind of losing steam on the this project. I really want to try to get to a year (or at least 365 videos) but I'm feel like I am losing momentum and drive. I want to continue for sure, but I may not be able to do a video every day until I feel like the creative juices are flowing again.

Sorry for the quality of this video, I'll be getting the new iphone soon, which is good, cause this one is on it's last legs. I also hope that the girls and I will do this song together soon so I'll repost that one when we do.

Friday, March 2, 2012